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Is It Time To Call Off The Search?

Updated: December 7, 2009


The Wizards still can’t find a way to make things work. And there’s only so much tinkering/adjusting which can be made to a team that plays like they can just fix things in the next game and doesn’t understand the need to play with a sense of urgency in the now.

Is it time to stop searching for a way to make the current situation work and look in a another direction with a significant shake-up? Believers in the constancy of the Arenas/Butler/Jamison Big Three are dwindling faster than Social Security.

Not long ago, Flip Saunders said the time to truly give his team an initial once-over would be after the first twenty games. The Wizards will enter game number twenty on Thursday with a .368 winning percentage in a prime-time national television match against the Eastern Conference co-leading Boston Celtics.

I won’t pull a Jim Zorn and say that things look bleak, but they don’t look promising. With the Redskins talking about being cursed, it’s probably only a matter of time until Tony Kornheiser does a ‘find and replace’ and recycles an old “Curse O’ Les Boulez” column.

Sadly enough, the Wiz only stand a half-game out of the playoffs, but the plan wasn’t exactly to compete for an eighth seed.

{daily dime}

It could be a dramatic reaction to a loss, it could be 100% truth, but soon after the the Pistons game, I wrote a piece for ESPN’s Daily Dime. It’s section #8 in the right-hand column, go check it out.

{a web 1-2 punch}

[Mike Jones – Wizards Outlet, Washington Times]

If this tune sounds familiar, it’s because it is.

The record is broken, the CD is scatched. The Wizards are stuck.

The Wizards keep getting off to slow starts and find themselves having to scratch and claw their way back into games. They keep on turning the ball over too many times. And they continue to rain down 3-pointers when they’re not a 3-point shooting team and so they keep clanking brick after brick.

[Michael Lee – Wizards Insider, Washington Post]

I’m not sure which game Caron Butler (20 points, 10 rebounds) was watching, but afterward, he said, “Guys did some wonderful things out there tonight.” And, yes, he was talking about the Wizards, who are starting to give away games right now.

The Wizards continue to repeat the same patterns of getting off to slow starts, falling behind, rallying back, falling behind again, then coming up empty. It’s happening so often that those performances should be expected. They trailed at the end of the first quarter for the 10th time this season and are now 1-9 in those situations.


my favorite part: the 1:26-1:36 mark

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Kyle founded TAI in 2007 and has been weaving in and out the world of Wizards ever since, ducking WittmanFaces, jumping over G-Wiz, and avoiding stints on the DNP-Conditioning list. He has covered the Washington pro basketball team as a member of the media since 2009. Kyle currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, loves basketball, and has no pets.